Chamber launches WorkIT Nashville

Tech jobs recruitment plan to be unveiled at P2020 event

After more than a year in the planning, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce officials will today announce WorkIT Nashville, a regional marketing campaign to recruit information technology workers to Middle Tennessee.

“The latest Technology Hiring Trends Report shows that Nashville had 836 IT jobs open in the fourth quarter of 2012, and we as a region have decided to do something about that,” George Lazenby, CEO of Emdeon and chairman of the volunteer task force that developed the campaign, said in a release.

Chamber officials are positioning their new website as the central platform for all of the area’s IT job openings. Applicants can post resumes and employers can source potential candidates. Both can learn more about the area’s technology industry, including the latest trends.

The campaign was a collaboration among the chamber, the Nashville Technology Council, Williamson County and several businesses in the region. The technology industry in Middle Tennessee is projected to grow an average of 4.4 percent each year, according to a workforce study prepared by the chamber. Most of the local available IT positions are analysts and developers, specifically developers with .Net, SQL and Java experience.